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(Reuters)   Rolling Stones' Ron Wood and his 30-fags-a-day habit admit he's lucky to be alive. Keith Richards seen nearby stifling laugher   ( divider line
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2004-03-14 01:54:02 PM  
Interesting point on the Beatles, although I'd suggest that they were squeeky clean only relative to the Stones (who are no doubt the most professional excepting maybe Led Zepellin). John Lennon's drug use in particular was well documented along with the other Beatles. They started with piles of speed when they were younger and playing three shows a day and then obviously moving into dope, acid and then heroin later in their careers. Of course, they all smoked fags the whole time. Really only McCartney treated his body OK after the Beatles split, but while he was with them he was just as bad.

What sucks the most is that for all the drugs they did, that wasn't what ended their lives. If George Harrison had just quit the fags he'd still be with us. Guess Ronnie Wood is gonna give that a shot.
2004-03-14 01:59:41 PM  
...not that there's anything wrong with that!!
2004-03-14 02:04:06 PM  
Yeah, Beatles were just a bit more discreet.
2004-03-14 02:30:47 PM  
ron wood joined the stones in '75 so the others had a 15 year jump on him?
you are assuming he didn't party when he was with the Faces, the Roosters, and Santa Barbara Machine Head.
Wood was a well documented user of coke and heroin, as well as an alcoholic. he just got out of rehab for drinking last year.
Dudn't matter, still a nice guy and a great guitar player.
2004-03-14 02:38:53 PM  
the stones rock. nothing but net. yes wood joined in 75, replacing taylor (who couldnt deal with stones passion to party hard). but wood was with the faces upto that point and im sure he and rod stewart were partying pretty hard. as far as drug bands how about the dead. they lost 4 people to durgs and achohol.

party on dudes.
2004-03-14 02:43:24 PM  
Well I think George is the only one that died from some form of drug (cigs). Lennon was obviously shot, and Sutcliffe had some brain tumor or something. I'm still suprised Syd Barret is still alive, that guy is farked up.
2004-03-14 02:50:32 PM  
I heard Harvey Firestein had the same vice...
2004-03-14 05:02:54 PM  
I'm old enough to have been a Stones fan, but completely missed them. A month ago I bought all their 1968-1978 albums and have been listening to them in rotation while driving.

What an amazing bunch of white boys, even if they've done enough chemicals to qualify as an EPA Superfund Site.
2004-03-14 05:30:56 PM  
It's always so nice to hear about rich people and their problems.
2004-03-14 06:02:15 PM  
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2004-03-14 06:47:03 PM  
Mmm, Ron Wood. What a great guitarist. *licks lips*
2004-03-14 07:34:11 PM  
A tip when visiting England: Bumming a fag is perfectly acceptable. Fagging a bum, however, will get you into a lot of trouble.
2004-03-14 09:23:44 PM  
letdownjournals 'fagging' refers to the practice of younger schoolboys running errands for older ones. And 'bum' only means 'butt' or 'ass' or 'fanny' or whatever the septic-tanks call it. So 'fagging a bum' is not meaningful. nice try though.
2004-03-15 12:56:49 AM  
30 fags a day? Give it a rest Zippy, no wonder it's red!
2004-03-15 02:30:58 AM  
I hate fags. They give you killer diseases. They stink like ass. Big corporations are pushing them on young people like crazy. We should burn all the fags. I think fags are disgusting...Ok, I'm off to have a cigarette, then I'm going to sleep...
2004-03-15 02:32:44 AM  
These guys are probably doing 30 fags a day now. Each. Easy.

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2004-03-15 02:39:21 AM  
"Gay bashing is guys going, 'You're a fag! And you're a queer! And you're a fag, and you're kind of attractive, and I'd like to screw you but I'm in the closet so I'll just beat you up and then jerk off in my Trans-Am on the way home".

-Bobcat Goldthwait
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